Share this Post
Predators vs Aliens
“WE DO NOT JUST FEAR OUR PREDATORS, WE ARE TRANSFIXED BY THEM.”
Jaws and claws and teeth and tails—we can’t get enough of that predator stuff! Below you’ll find a list of eight picture books with a variety of viewpoints into the rough, tough, mysterious and mighty world of predators. From funny to factual, we’ve got you covered.
Of course, if you do happen to be a member of Team Alien, there’s a book list for that, too. Check out these Eight Alien Invasions for your reading enjoyment.
The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra
by Marc Tyler Nobleman, illustrated by Ana Aranda
Three picnicking goats fear they’ll become dinner to a hungry chupacabra, and so one hatches a plan to find and scare the beast before he has time to make a meal out of them. But when the chupacabra devours their candelabra the goats are truly confounded and determine themselves to identify the chupacabra’s other favorite things to eat, lest they be eaten themselves.
Journey weaves together the true story of the first wild wolf to enter California in nearly 100 years with the story of a young girl who follows his trek through the media. This book shows readers the importance of engagement in conservation efforts and gives a new perspective on the often-misunderstood wolf species. Winner of the 2017 Cook Prize for excellence in nonfiction.
A fascinating and lyrical look at one of the most elusive—and dangerous—creatures on our planet. Giant Squid takes readers on a piece-by-piece exploration of the mysterious animal, with a highly satisfying fold-out spread showing the entire creature. An award-winning masterpiece of nonfiction.